The Virgin and Child with Saints

Circular paintings or 'tondi' of this type were especially popular in Florence (see, for example, those by Botticelli and his workshop, also in the Collection). Raffaellino was much influenced by Filippino Lippi in his highly ornamental style and love of winding scarves, flowing hair and fluttering ribbons.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
living 1479?; died 1527?
Full title
The Virgin and Child with the Magdalen and Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date made
about 1510
Medium and support
Tempera on canvas, transferred from wood
Dimensions
128.3 x 128.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir Henry Bernhard Samuelson in memory of his father, 1937
Inventory number
NG4903
Location in Gallery